Two planes collided on the ground on Tuesday evening at Aberdeen Airport. The nose of a former Flybe Dash 8 Q400 became wedged under the tail of a Loganair Embraer ERJ-145.
It is understood that the Q400 had been stored at Aberdeen and was being prepared for departure at the time of the incident. No-one was injured in the incident, with no-one on board the Loganair aircraft at the time.
The Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been informed and is has begun an investigation. According to an AAIB statement; “Following an incident at Aberdeen Airport the AAIB is making initial enquiries, and at this stage, there is no further comment.”
It is currently unclear what the cause of the incident was, or how much damage has been caused.
The Q400 is one of a number of aircraft formerly operated by Flybe that are yet to find new homes. What could be seen as somewhat ironic is that Loganair has taken over certain former Flybe routes, and used to be a franchise of Flybe!
Nick Ashwell-Rice has worked in aviation and defence journalism since 2014 whilst also maintaining a career outside of the industry. He has been Editor-in-Chief at Talking Aero since its inception